Tag Archives: Vietnam

2009- Entry 4: Saigon (HCMC), Vietnam

I was glad that I had the time in Hue and Danang to get used to negotiating through traffic as a pedestrian! It trained me somewhat for Saigon. When I arrived, I took a taxi to the hotel. At one … Continue reading

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2009- Entry 3: Danang > Hoi An > My Son, Vietnam

From my ninth floor perch, I’m looking out on one of the meanest storms I have ever witnessed. I can’t imagine that there can be so much water in the heavens that can fall in one storm here. The thunder … Continue reading

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2009- Entry 2: Hue, Vietnam

The last night in Savanakhet was amazing. I went to the Sayaphom Temple at night for “wien tian,” where the people led by the monks walk with incense, flowers and lighted candles around the temple. All to the slow beat … Continue reading

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2009-Entry 1: Return to Savanakhet, Laos

When the afternoon sun starts to fry your brain to the point where you can’t think, it is time to get yourself to an airconditioned anyplace! That is where I am now.. well, airconditioned meaning it is marginally cooler than … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 8: Thailand and the Finale!

I returned last week from Vietnam to the “Big Mango.” I’ve been keeping busy with meeting friends and had a reunion with some of my former students. This year was casual and small. A lot of people are away this … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 7: Hue to Hanoi > Sapa> Halong Bay

I really didn’t know what to expect when I got on the day train for Hanoi. I guess I thought I’d go into a nice compartment with seats for six. What greeted me was a compartment crammed with at least … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 6: Hue to Hanoi, Vietnam

OMG! I got back from dinner and turned on the TV….. “Vietnam Idol” was on! Is there NO escape? It was pretty bad no matter what language you sing in! The bus from Savanakhet, Laos left (surprisingly) on time. It … Continue reading

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